Like us on Facebook

FacebookHave you “liked” us on Facebook yet? The Friends recently formed a new committee to add posts to the social media site more often than we have in the past. You’ll find all kinds of interesting and fun information about the Friends and about the Tualatin Public library.

Some recent posts in just the last month:

  • Fifty ways to love our library
  • Guidelines for book donations
  • Volunteer opening for online book sale shipper
  • Announcement that our newsletter is out
  • Presidents Day quiz
  • An invitation to share: “what are you reading?”

So, we invite you to “like” us on Facebook and join in the fun.

SEDA to perform at the Tualatin Library

Music by SEDAOn Sunday, February 9th the music group SEDA will perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library.

SEDA is the brainchild of Mehdi Farjami, formerly of Toque Libre. Mehdi has been studying music from very early on, mastering several genres and disciplines prior to his current passions of latin and flamenco. He is accompanied by Brenna McDonald on rhythm guitar and backup vocals, Pepe Raphael on lead vocals and auxiliary percussion and Nick Hutch on cajon.

The group’s repertoire includes a wide range of latin sounds from Afro Cuban, Argentinian Tango, Rhumba Flamenco and also various latin instrumentals. You can learn more about SEDA and sample their music on their website. They will perform starting at 2 pm.

Volunteer opportunity with the online book selling team

Shipper neededThe Friends online book selling team needs a third shipper.

We operate an online bookstore with The number of books and DVDs in our store varies depending on donations; at this writing we have 479 items listed. Every week we add some and sell others, so the titles available are in constant flux.

Our Amazon shipping policy states that we ship within two days of receiving an order. To fulfill that requirement, we’ve established procedures to ship every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We have a 100% five-star approval rating from customers for the past year and don’t want to risk losing that by shipping late.

What’s involved? On your shipping day, you’d check the Friends Amazon account to see what orders need to be fulfilled. You’d pull the items from the shelves in the Friends workroom and package them for shipping. And then you’d drop them off at the post office. The time commitment depends on how many books were sold, but it generally takes two to four hours. The three shippers keep in close contact and cover for each other when the need arises. And we “close” the store at least twice a year to give everyone a break.

We provide all of the supplies needed for shipping. And we buy postage online, so there’s no standing in line when you drop the packages off at the post office. No experienced needed; we’ll provide the training.

We invite you to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about this volunteer position.

A healthy start to the new year…at the library

Friends ongoing book saleHealth and fitness books are currently highlighted at the Friends of Tualatin Library Ongoing Book Sale. You’ll find books and videos on a range of diet, cooking, and exercise topics on the freestanding book case just inside the library’s front door; they’re available for purchase whenever the library is open. The Tualatin Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon.

Fall book sale: November 1-3, 2019

The Friends of the Tualatin Library will hold a three-day Used Book Sale on Friday, November 1 from 3-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 3 from 1-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

Please join us for “Members Only” Pre-sale on Friday afternoon from 2—3:00 p.m. Current members of the Friends of the Library will have first pick of all the sale material. Join online before the sale or at the door.

This sale will include plenty of books for children of all ages, Christmas and holiday themed items, and a nice selection of graphic novels. Don’t miss the usual offering of adult fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs.

Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $2 range except for some especially nice books and DVDs which will be priced individually. During Sunday sale hours, regularly priced books and media items (DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks) will be $4 for a bag. Items tagged with a yellow sticker will be half-price.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.


Volunteers are still needed for the book sale. Please check out our Sign Up Genius page and consider helping out.